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Hundreds of San Francisco City Workers Rallied Against Outsourcing at SF General Hospital

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Saturday, February 17, 2024

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, February 16, over 500 San Francisco city workers represented by SEIU 1021, IFPTE Local 21, and other City unions rallied outside of San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center to shed light on the dangerous impacts of understaffing. In bargaining with City unions, the City administration has recently rejected demands to prevent wasteful spending on contracting out.

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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, February 16, over 500 San Francisco city workers represented by SEIU 1021, IFPTE Local 21, and other City unions rallied outside of San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center to shed light on the dangerous impacts of understaffing.
  • In bargaining with City unions, the City administration has recently rejected demands to prevent wasteful spending on contracting out.
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    The City spends on average $5.2 billion each year on contracts—and the vast majority of these dollars are awarded to contractors based outside of San Francisco.
  • The Public Employee Committee of the San Francisco Labor Council brings together over 30,000 dedicated public service workers among 26 unions.

Inaugural Award Poised to Advance Treatment Options for Uveal Melanoma Patients

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Friday, February 16, 2024

WASHINGTON , Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) recently announced the winners of the inaugural CURE OM Options Bring Hope Team Science Award: Bruce Ksander, PhD from the Schepens Eye Research Institute; Rizwan Haq MD, PhD from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Margarete Karg, PhD from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. The collaborative research project is titled, "Identification of molecular pathways that drive uveal melanoma metastasis." The goal of the team's research is to determine the main factors that drive uveal melanoma (UM) to spread and specifically target the liver, with the hope that this research may guide the development of effective therapeutic interventions. Uveal melanoma is a type of ocular melanoma (OM) and is the most common type of eye cancer in adults that constitutes around 5 of all melanomas. In about half of all UM cases, the disease will spread to other parts of the body. When this occurs, it is almost always fatal.

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  • The collaborative research project is titled, "Identification of molecular pathways that drive uveal melanoma metastasis."
  • Uveal melanoma is a type of ocular melanoma (OM) and is the most common type of eye cancer in adults that constitutes around 5 of all melanomas.
  • The CURE OM Options Bring Hope Team Science Award intends to support an interdisciplinary research team who is researching treatment options for metastatic UM patients not limited by HLA type.
  • To learn more about the CURE OM Options Bring Hope Team Science Award, read here .

ARIZONA TEAMSTERS APPLAUD COMMITTEE PASSAGE OF LEGISLATION TO PROTECT TRANSIT WORKERS

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Friday, February 16, 2024

PHOENIX, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Teamsters Local 104, which represents 1,400 transportation workers across all industries, is applauding the passage of Arizona House Bill 2742 out of the State House Judiciary Committee. The bill aims to protect transit, airline, and rail workers by significantly increasing the criminal penalty for assaulting them.

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  • PHOENIX, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Teamsters Local 104, which represents 1,400 transportation workers across all industries, is applauding the passage of Arizona House Bill 2742 out of the State House Judiciary Committee.
  • The bill aims to protect transit, airline, and rail workers by significantly increasing the criminal penalty for assaulting them.
  • "This legislation directly confronts the critical issue of aggravated assault against transit, airline, and rail employees, underscoring the inherent dangers they encounter daily while serving the public.
  • Ahead of the bill's passage out of committee, members of Local 104 and other transit workers traveled to the Capitol to share their personal experiences of violence in their workplaces.

GOVERNOR HOCHUL'S BUDGET MUST ADDRESS NURSING HOME CRISIS

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Friday, February 16, 2024

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Governor Hochul is proposing massive cuts to Medicaid funding for nursing homes in the 2024-2025 budget that includes $500 million in cuts to nursing homes, freezing the Medicaid operating rate, and an additional $400 million in unidentified cuts to nursing home reimbursement rates. The potential consequences are severe. There is currently a state funding gap of $810 million that directly impacts 97,000 nursing home residents statewide.

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  • There is currently a state funding gap of $810 million that directly impacts 97,000 nursing home residents statewide.
  • Five nursing homes in the Upstate NY area, representing 33% of nursing home residents in Monroe County, are working together as the Alliance for Senior Care in Rochester, urgently appealing to the Governor to address this crisis.
  • According to a recent report,  more than 1,000 nursing homes have closed since 2015 across the nation.
  • The Alliance is urging NYS residents to STAND UP to the Governor telling her that NY's older adults deserve better, and to send a digital letter to the Governor.

Leaders from Across Friends of the Children's National Network Meet with Members of Congress to Advocate for Professional Mentoring for Youth Facing Adversity

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Friday, February 16, 2024

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Friends of the Children leaders from 36 communities representing youth from more than 650 schools descended upon Capitol Hill last week to deliver one message: put children first. Leaders from Friends of the Children chapters across the country called on members of Congress to prioritize investment in paid, professional mentoring for children who have immense potential and face immeasurable obstacles.

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  • Leaders from Friends of the Children chapters across the country called on members of Congress to prioritize investment in paid, professional mentoring for children who have immense potential and face immeasurable obstacles.
  • "Every child deserves the chance to reach their inherent potential," said Terri Sorensen, national CEO of Friends of the Children.
  • These professional mentors, called Friends, walk alongside youth and their families from kindergarten through high school—12+ years, no matter what.
  • During their visits, Friends of the Children leaders asked Members of Congress to support increased long-term professional mentoring for youth including:
    The demonstrated return on investment ($7 to $1) of the Friends of the Children professional mentoring model.

Women's Choice Awards Honors Mission Wealth as a 2024 Best Place to Work for Women and Millennials

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Friday, February 16, 2024

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Wealth announced that the firm received the 2024 Women's Choice Award for Best Place to Work for Women and Millennials, a testament to the firm's ongoing commitment to creating an empowering and inclusive workplace.

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  • SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Wealth announced that the firm received the 2024 Women's Choice Award for Best Place to Work for Women and Millennials, a testament to the firm's ongoing commitment to creating an empowering and inclusive workplace.
  • Mission Wealth receives the 2024 Women's Choice Award for Best Place to Work for Women and Millennials.
  • "At Mission Wealth, we are deeply honored to be recognized as a Best Place to Work for Women and Millennials by the Women's Choice Awards.
  • Out of all Mission Wealth employees, 44% of the firm is represented by women and 51% are millennials.

Record-making Partnerships: IntraCare Continues to Strengthen Presence in Arizona as Three More Clinics Sign on in December

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Friday, February 16, 2024

CARROLLTON, Texas, Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- IntraCare, a prominent Texas-based MSO, gained record growth in the month of December 2023 upon signing partnership agreements with three medical entities in Arizona. This adds another 16 care practitioners to IntraCare's provider network.

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  • As a result of this expansion, IntraCare is better positioned to meet the requirements of a continually evolving healthcare industry, across diverse communities.
  • Partner practices will benefit from a significant increase in service outreach and more senior patients will gain access to value-based care.
  • The centralization of administrative and management functions will standardize care management delivery across the three new clinics, bringing them on par with the IntraCare network of health centers.
  • "I am immensely grateful to our partners for the trust they have placed in IntraCare," said Anwar Kazi, Chief Executive Officer of IntraCare.

Miami Dolphins and Ambetter from Sunshine Health Tackle Food Insecurity to Serve 500 Meals to South Florida Families

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Friday, February 16, 2024

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambetter from Sunshine Health in collaboration with the Miami Dolphins came together to address food insecurity in South Florida and distribute food to local families in need on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

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  • FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 16, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambetter from Sunshine Health in collaboration with the Miami Dolphins came together to address food insecurity in South Florida and distribute food to local families in need on Wednesday, Feb. 14.
  • "We are grateful for our longstanding partnership with Ambetter and our shared commitment to impacting the South Florida community.
  • "We know that food insecurity is associated with poor health outcomes, including higher odds of chronic disease and mental illness," said Nathan Landsbaum, CEO of Sunshine Health.
  • We are grateful to the Miami Dolphins for teaming up with us to support the South Florida community."

Sisters of Charity Health System Announces Retirement of President and CEO, Launches National Search for its Next Leader

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Murphy first joined the Health System in 2018 as Senior Vice President of Mission and Ministry.

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  • Murphy first joined the Health System in 2018 as Senior Vice President of Mission and Ministry.
  • In 2019, she became President & CEO of St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, leading it through the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • "I am profoundly grateful to have led the Health System and furthered the Sisters' legacy of love and care," said Jan Murphy.
  • To find the next President and CEO to carry this important work forward, Sr. Judith Ann Karam, CSA, Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and former President and CEO of the Health System, will chair the national search committee.

Therap Services Revolutionizes Staff Training in Human Services Sector with Innovative Course Cloud Integration for LMS

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Friday, February 16, 2024

This ensures that agencies can effortlessly incorporate Therap-related training into their existing platforms, streamlining the learning experience for their diverse teams.

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  • This ensures that agencies can effortlessly incorporate Therap-related training into their existing platforms, streamlining the learning experience for their diverse teams.
  • Therap's commitment to accessibility shines through as agencies can now seamlessly upload Therap-related training courses into their own LMS.
  • This functionality erases geographical boundaries and empowers staff to access crucial training materials from any location with an internet connection.
  • In conclusion, Therap's seamless integration into Learning Management Systems marks a significant leap forward in staff training for agencies.